Putting People First. Passion. Humility. Values. Family.
These are not just words to us, but a way of life at Synovus. We call it the "Culture of the Heart" and we believe it is the key to being a great company. It's a special spirit and a way of work that leads each of us to do great things each day.
People are our top priority. This is what makes the Synovus family special. It is what makes us a great place to work. Our number one responsibility is for our team members. If we take care of our people, our people will take care of the business.
Our values are inherited from the early pioneers of this company, not created by a committee or focus group. From the top of this organization, the consistent message is to treat people right, to do the right thing and to give your best.
Synovus, our parent company, started with a small gesture, a single act of kindness, still remembered. A mill worker who had sewn her life savings into the hem of her dress was almost injured when the dress was caught in the machinery. The mill secretary offered to keep her money in the mill safe and pay her monthly interest. He soon offered the same service to all the mill workers. This act of kindness later inspired the establishment of the savings bank that became Columbus Bank and Trust Company, the lead bank in the Synovus family. More than a century has passed since that torn dress. And we have kept the spirit of stewardship alive.